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Show Pride in the Profession with a Professional Social Worker Pin from the NASW Foundation!

NASW Professional Social Worker Pins

The NASW Social Work Pin Program enables social workers to show pride and commitment to the profession at the same time they support our National Social Work Public Education Campaign.   The Social Work Pin Program is available to individuals who make a donation to the NASW Foundation, as well as to schools of social work that purchase professional social worker ... Read More »

Celebrate Your Graduate—Save 20% Off Select Books and eBooks!

NASW Press Graduation Sale 2021

 Graduation Sale Highlights Social Work Speaks, 12th Edition is a comprehensive and unabridged collection of policies adopted and revised by the NASW Delegate Assembly in 2020. The Delegate Assembly, NASW’s key policymaking body, meets every three years. The policy statements set the parameters for NASW’s positions and actions on a broad range of public policy and professional issues. This edition ... Read More »

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month: Three Ways Social Workers Can Help Reduce Risky Drinking By Women

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By Diana Ling, MA, Outreach Program Coordinator; and Leslie Sirrianni, LCSW, Training Coordinator; Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin High-risk drinking among women has increased significantly over the past decade, and the coronavirus pandemic seems to have made the problem worse. A recent study in JAMA Network Open compared ... Read More »

Social Work Profession Awarded Federal Grant to Develop Interstate Licensure Compact

Multi-year initiative will improve access to social work services, enhance the mobility of social workers and strengthen the state licensure system. Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), as part of an initiative to promote licensure portability for military spouses, has awarded a $500,000 grant for the development of an interstate licensure compact for social workers. A compact is ... Read More »

NASW-Illinois Chapter Releases Workforce Report

NASW-Illinois Executive Director Joel L. Rubin

In 2019-2020, NASW-Illinois Chapter Executive Director, Joel L. Rubin, MSW, ACSW, CAE, worked with the NASW Foundation (Chapter Fiscal Sponsor) and Loyola University School of Social Work on a workforce study: “An Evaluation of the Illinois Social Work Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities.” The initiative was funded by a generous $50,000 grant from the Telligen  Community Initiative. “The Telligen Workforce grant has enabled ... Read More »

National COVID-19 Day: Social Workers offer services to help you cope

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of National COVID-19 Day. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. National Covid-19 Day was co-founded by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They launched National COVID-19 Day to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, ... Read More »

Social workers are role models and public services people should know about

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Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social workers are essential to community well-being. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing so much uncertainty, fear, stress, anxiety and grief it’s imperative to share stories of hope and inspiration. As an essential social worker, I have provided vital food to food insecure ... Read More »

Celebrate Black History Month with the NASW Foundation and NASW

Black History Month

The NASW Foundation and NASW are proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the rich history of blacks in social work. We encourage you to celebrate with us by learning more about this wonderful record of achievement: visit these online resources and please participate in an upcoming February 26 “NASW Facebook Live Event” with NASW President Mit Joyner, a ... Read More »